Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Trenton man has probation revoked during court appearance

Following a probation violation hearing, the original probation was revoked, jail time imposed and another probation established for court cases involving William Nicholas Griffin of rural Trenton. Griffin, in Associate Division of circuit court, admitted to the allegations of violation. The court revoked probation and Griffin was sentenced to 60 days confinement at the Grundy […]

Trenton Police Department

Two in Trenton cited for supplying alcohol to a minor

Two employees from Trenton convenience stores received citations during a Trenton Police Department underage alcohol compliance check of local businesses Friday, January 12. Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright reports an employee of the Ninth Street Shell station and an employee of the 28th Street Casey’s were cited for serving alcohol to a minor. The Trenton […]

DWI Arrest

Wheeling woman accused of DWI after crash near Meadville

The highway patrol reports a resident of Wheeling was injured, then arrested, following a single vehicle accident last evening, one mile north of Meadville. 21-year-old Haley Fitzpatrick of Wheeling was taken to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe with minor injuries. The patrol reports a northbound pickup ran off Highway 139 and the driver over corrected […]

Life Flight Eagle Helicopter

Alcohol involved in ATV accident near Novinger; passenger life-flighted

A Green City woman received serious injuries in an all-terrain vehicle accident on private property southwest of Novinger. 42-year-old Julie Muntz of Green City, a passenger on the vehicle, was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital at Columbia. Her 34-year-old husband, Aaron Muntz of Green City was not reported hurt. The highway patrol accused […]

ATV Safety

Missouri Highway Patrol stresses safety for young drivers of ATVs

With the recent rash of ATV/UTV accidents in north Missouri, the Missouri Highway Patrol is stressing responsible use of of this type of equipment. Sergeant Brent Bernhart says many of those killed or injured in ATV accidents are 18 years-old and younger. He says main factors of crashes include inattention and operating the vehicles in a […]

Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol participates in Operation C.A.R.E. over holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend will come with increased law enforcement presence along Missouri’s highways. The Missouri State Highway Patrol statewide will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) in an effort to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. “We will be on the road for high visibility and strict enforcement to make […]

Trenton Police Department participates in underage alcohol compliance check

Chief Tommy Wright reports that on Friday, March 11th, 2016, Officers from the Trenton Police Department participated in an underage alcohol compliance check of local businesses. The operation was in participation with the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force, based out of St. Joseph Missouri, and utilized minor employees of the task force to attempt to […]